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Rotkohl (braised red cabbage with apples)

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  “The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things; Of shoes and ships and sealing wax; of cabbages and kings…”  So wrote Lewis Carroll in The Walrus and the Carpenter, one of the very few poems in which the humble cabbage gets a mention.  Can anybody actually think of another notable cabbage […]

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Lamb sosaties revisited – and a BBQ event!

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  Yes, I know it’s Monday, not Sunday, but I had 25 people at my house on Saturday, a headache like a jackhammer on Sunday AND a wine tasting in the coutryside with Andrew and friends, so please forgive me if this post revisits an old post and appears a day late… On 24 September, […]

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Boeuf Bourguignon for a happy new year – and a snowy day

Thumbnail image for Boeuf Bourguignon for a happy new year – and a snowy day January 8, 2010

Well, there’s no denying it – it’s definitely 2010.  I know this because the calendar tells me so, because I distinctly recall a big party about a week ago with bubbly wine, and I’m sure some people in my garden were yelling “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” while fireworks went off in the background.  These are pretty […]

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The ghost of Christmas past – and that perfect roast gammon recipe again

Thumbnail image for The ghost of Christmas past – and that perfect roast gammon recipe again December 25, 2009

  I am an obsessive recorder of events – both in writing and on film.  One look at my numerous boxes and albums of photos will confirm this beyond a shadow of a doubt.  My husband sees it as some sort of strange hoarding instinct – I see it very much in the same way […]

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Scenes from a braai II – lamb sosaties with a view

September 15, 2006

As I mentioned previously, a couple of weeks ago we enjoyed three marvellous and very divergent braais (BBQs) in the space of one weekend.  Seeing as the weatherman has now assured us that summer is officially over in the UK (!!), I suspect that the memories of those halcyon days (and I do mean days, […]

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Roast gammon for Christmas

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  Well, it seems Christmas has come and gone and (shockingly, yet unsurprisingly) I have not yet blogged about our meal for Christmas 2005… or 2004.  And now that I’m way late for both of them, it seems rather irrelevant when I actually get round to it!! In fact, maybe that’s a plan – we’ll […]

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